Prof John Volmink, MIET AFRICA’s chairperson, shared his perspectives on what is learning at the opening session of the Global Education Leaders’ Partnership meeting, currently being held between 22 and 26 November in Auckland, New Zealand. As a member of a panel comprising delegates from New Zealand, Russia, Australia and South Africa, Prof Volmink’s contribution on ways of knowing and what is worth knowing – informed by indigenous perspectives, the growing diversity of our populations and the needs of society and economy – was highly appreciated by the 150+ delegates attending the event.
CSTL has been highlighted in an article in the Nyasa Times on 16 November 2015: “Ministry calls for partnership approach in improving quality of education”.
This was on the occasion of an open day organized for showcasing CSTL products and services, which was addressed by the Director of Basic Education in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Dr Joseph Chimombo.
“To ensure sustainability, the RHIVA programme agenda will be integrated in all HIV&AIDS Education initiatives, be part of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), and be mainstreamed through Life Skills education programmes and existing after-school programmes.”
This commitment was expressed at the sharing meeting of the three Member States held on 27-28 October in Lusaka, Zambia.
Participants were welcomed by Assistant Director Mr John Nyangu, representing Permanent Secretary Mr Chishimba Nkosha. Mr Nyangu presented the Permanent Secretary’s address, expressing the Ministry’s commitment to interventions such as RHIVA, which are supportive of education in Zambia.
It was clear from the presentations and country implementation plans, that all participants are fully committed to RHIVA and its further roll out in their countries.
A highlight of the two days was a visit to one of the RHIVA project schools, Matero Girls’ Secondary School. Delegates were entertained by powerful performances,